Born to reign: King Charles III through the years

The heir to the throne since the age of three, Charles has lived a long life at the heart of the royal family

King Charles after his coronation
Princess Elizabeth watches young Charles play in a toy car at Balmoral in 1952
(Image credit: Lisa Sheridan/Studio Lisa/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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